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September 16, 2020 - Healthline

Are 'Incomplete' Proteins a Myth?

Are 'Incomplete' Proteins a Myth?
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Plant-based sources of protein are often deemed inferior to animal-based ones, as the former is said to contain “incomplete” proteins.

This causes many to fear they may be getting the wrong type or quantity of protein when following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

However, there are many reasons why this belief should be considered more of a myth than a reality.

This article discusses the difference between “complete” and “incomplete” proteins, as well as why vegetarians and vegans have little reason to fear getting too little of the former and too much of the latter.

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